Unlike many past Presidents, Barack Obama is getting heavily involved with the presidential election.
But it’s not going so well for Biden.
And Barack Obama’s lack of faith in Joe Biden was on full display with this backhanded statement.
Barack Obama recently gave a talk to the Obama alumni association – his former cronies from his time in office.
But what Obama didn’t expect was that his comments would get leaked to the press.
And the statements revealed a shocking lack of faith in his former Vice President.
Obama told listeners that he was “all-in” on campaigning for Biden – not only to defeat President Trump, but to defeat the selfish, ignorant, tribal mentality that he believes infects the Republican Party.
“This election that’s coming up on every level is so important because what we’re going to be battling is not just a particular individual or a political party. What we’re fighting against is these long-term trends in which being selfish, being tribal, being divided, and seeing others as an enemy — that has become a stronger impulse in American life.
“And by the way, we’re seeing that internationally as well. It’s part of the reason why the response to this global crisis has been so anemic and spotty. It would have been bad even with the best of governments. It has been an absolute chaotic disaster when that mindset — of ‘what’s in it for me’ and ‘to heck with everybody else’ — when that mindset is operationalized in our government,” Obama ranted.
“That’s why, I, by the way, am going to be spending as much time as necessary and campaigning as hard as I can for Joe Biden,” Obama continued.
The only reason Obama – a wildly polarizing political figure – would feel the need to spend an inordinate amount of time campaigning for Biden is because he doesn’t believe Biden can get the job done.
It’s a belief Obama has acted on before.
When Biden was considering running in 2016, Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton.
After declining to endorse Biden in the 2020 Democrat primary, stories circulated that Obama was encouraging donors to back Elizabeth Warren.
Now, Obama is signaling that without him Biden is doomed to failure in 2020.
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